B.C. Summer time Competition Information: 80+ occasions occurring round Metro Vancouver – Vancouver Solar

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Summer time competition season is again, so seize your calendar and prepare to plan some summer season enjoyable. Our record of greater than 80 festivals occurring round Metro Vancouver is bound to maintain you busy.

READ MORE:Stuart Derdeyn’s High 5 festivals to take a look at this summer season.

Bard on the Seaside Competition
This annual celebration of The Bard is again, celebrating 30 years with 4 productions on two levels, plus a number of particular occasions. This years exhibits embrace: The Taming of the Shrew, till Sept. 21: The 2007 ‘spaghetti western’ model of present – one in all Bard’s most beloved productions – is the inspiration behind this hilarious Wild-West love story, the place two fierce kindred spirits lastly meet their match in one another. • Shakespeare in Love, June 12-Sept. 18: Younger Will Shakespeare has author’s block. The deadline for his new play is looming and he’s in determined want of inspiration. After which he finds his muse – Viola. She’s Will’s biggest admirer and can cease at nothing (together with breaking the legislation) to seem in his subsequent play. Will’s love for Viola rapidly blossoms however their highway to romance runs into loads of velocity bumps.  • All’s Nicely That Ends Nicely, June 26-Aug. 11: This new, daring staging is about in India throughout the waning days of British occupation and the cusp of Indian independence. Helena, a privileged younger Indian girl, secretly loves Bertram, an officer within the British Military. Cultural, social and political obstacles stand between them. However Helena doesn’t surrender, and her journey takes her into the guts of her personal tradition and id.  • Coriolanus, Aug. 21-Sept 15: Political warfare – and struggle inside a household – drive Shakespeare’s compelling story of the ruthless fighter, Coriolanus, as she fights for honour with out compromise. The themes of pleasure and vanity are at its core, as Coriolanus examines what it means to be loyal to a mother or father, to a pacesetter and to a rustic. • Bard Village, Vanier Park • 604-739-0559, bardonthebeach.org


Charlie Gallant and Ghazal Azarbad within the Bard on the Seaside manufacturing, Shakespeare in Love.

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Fraser Valley Youngsters’s Competition: Fairy Tales
Deliver out your fairy’s, dragons and fairy story characters for the 23rd Annual Youngsters’s Competition with arts and crafts, music workshops, leisure and way more for the younger and younger at coronary heart. • Fraser River Heritage Park, Mission • June 9, 10 a.m.-Four p.m. • Free admission, mission.ca

Italian Day on The Drive
A vibrant cultural avenue competition celebrating Italian tradition, heritage and neighborhood. The Drive comes alive in inexperienced, white and pink with piazza-style animated zones, reside music, meals distributors, patios, life-style points of interest, enjoyable household actions and extra. • Business Drive, June 9, noon-Eight p.m. • Free, italianday.ca/


Diane Garceau and Lindsey Shepek, on stilts, entertain folks having fun with Italian Day on Business Drive.

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5X
A South Asian millennial competition showcasing one of the best of music, artwork, movie and style. This multi-day, multi-genre occasion celebrates creativity by way of artwork, style, reside music, membership nights, movie, and a block occasion, plus a convention to construct connections and capability in our communities. • June 12-16, 5xfest.com

2019 Competition d’été francophone de Vancouver
One in all Western Canada’s largest celebrations of Francophone music and tradition. • June 13-23lecentreculturel.com

88th B.C. Highland Video games & Scottish Competition
Put on your kilts, plaids and tartans and luxuriate in two days of piping, reside Celtic music, free leisure, competitions, child’s actions, a whisky college, distributors, meals, massed pipe bands and some surprises. • Lafarge Lake Park, 1290 Pinetree Manner, Coquitlam • June 14 and 15 • $15, bchighlandgames.com

20th Annual Surrey Fest Downtown
As many as Four,000 folks go to this competition every year to view the reveals and luxuriate in meals and reside leisure. • Holland Park, 13428 Outdated Yale Rd., Surrey • June 15, 11 a.m.-Four p.m. • surreyfest.com/

Breakout Competition 2019
Canada’s solely all hip-hop outside music competition. Value of admission consists of experience go to Playland. • PNE Amphitheatre • June 15 and 16, Three p.m. • Single day tickets: $99-$149, two-day tickets: $189-$269, breakout-festival.com

Automotive Free Day Vancouver
Automotive Free Day celebrates the vibrancy of Vancouver’s various neighbourhoods by organizing a multi-site annual arts and tradition competition that reclaims visitors thoroughfares as neighborhood targeted public areas. Artists, native residents, performers, artisans, non-profits, and companies re-imagine areas usually reserved for car visitors. • West Finish, June 15, noon-7 p.m., Denman Avenue from Davie to Robson • Principal Avenue, June 16, noon-7 p.m., Principal Avenue from Broadway to 30th Avenue • The Drive, July 7, noon-7 p.m. Business Drive from Venables to N. Grandview. • Free, carfreevancouver.org


Dani Barnes of Village Vancouver enjoys Automotive Free Day on Principal Avenue.

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Croatia Days 2019
Have a good time some of the vibrant communities within the Decrease Mainland! Get pleasure from reside leisure, people dancing, music, choir performances, a youngsters’s play space, futsal, video leisure, a wide range of contemporary meals, video leisure and a beer backyard. • Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Business Dr. • June 15, 11 a.m.-Eight p.m. • Free admission, 604-879-0154, croatianculturalcentre.com

Gathering Competition Celebration within the Park
Following 4 weeks of competition programming for Vancouver’s inner-city neighborhood, the competition wraps up with a free all-day occasion that includes two levels, arts, crafts, neighborhood cubicles and household actions, together with a headline efficiency by Canadian power-pop legends Odds. • Emery Barnes Park, Davie & Seymour Streets • June 15, 10 a.m.-Eight p.m. • Free, gatheringfestival.wordpress.com

Hillcrest Summer time Competition
Get pleasure from amusement rides, inflatables, video games, actions, stage performances, a classic automobile present and leisure equivalent to face portray, balloon artwork and musical performances. (In occasion of rain the occasion will happen on the Vancouver Curling Membership, 4575 Clancy Loranger Manner). • Riley Park, 50 E. 30th Ave. • June 15, 11 a.m.-Three p.m. • Free, 604-718-5885, hillcrestcommunitycentre.com

Langley: 25th Annual Group Day
This yr the occasion will function two levels, a meals truck competition, beer backyard, a children and youth zone, hearth rescue children problem, market neighborhood organizations, and extra. • Douglas Park, 20550 Douglas Crescent., Langley • June 15, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. • Free, 604-514-2940, langleycity.ca

Pacific Rim Kite Competition
This vibrant annual extravaganza transforms Garry Level Park into two wind-whipped days of demos, kite battles, and particular person and workforce flying exhibits. • Garry Level Park, Richmond • June 15 and 16, 10 a.m.-Four p.m. • bcka.bc.ca


Lovely kites in a kite competition

Queer Arts Competition
The Vancouver Queer Arts Competition is acknowledged as one of many prime 5 festivals of its type on the planet (Melbourne Herald Star). This yr’s theme rEvolution gathers collectively artists who dissemble, push and transgress; artwork because the evolution of the revolution and can tie collectively practically 100 artists and greater than 20 occasions and programming together with receptions, curated visible artwork exhibition, performing arts sequence, workshops, artist talks, panels, and screenings, events and extra! • Roundhouse Group Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews • June 17-28queerartsfestival.com

Harmony Pacific Dragon Boat Competition
North America’s flagship dragon boat competition returns to Vancouver. Kick off summer season with three days of a number of the continent’s greatest dragon boat racing, headliner music exhibits, cultural installations, interactive performances, native artisans and purchasing, meals, and family-friendly actions. • Harmony Pacific Place, Creekside Park, and the waters of False Creek, 1455 Quebec St. • June 21-23 • Free, concorddragonboatfestival.ca


The Harmony Pacific Dragon Boat Competition returns June 21-23.

Level Gray Fiesta
West 10th Avenue and Trimble Park are become a start-of-summer neighbourhood celebration with a parade adopted by newbie stage performances, exhibitors, distributors and the one carnival in a Metro Vancouver park. The festivities kick off Friday afternoon with bike adorning at 4502 West 10th Avenue, and carnival rides begin as quickly as college is out at Three p.m. in Trimble Park. Led by Fiesta’s mascot, Ole the Bull will begin the Saturday morning parade at 10 a.m. Actions in Trimble Park embrace native companies and artisans exhibiting and a wide range of acts acting on stage. Carnival video games and rides run till Sunday afternoon, and as a homage to Father’s Day, dads experience free with a baby all day Sunday. • June 21-23 • Free, pointgreyfiesta.org/

TD Vancouver Worldwide Jazz Competition
One of many largest jazz gatherings in Canada brings collectively jazz legends, rising musicians and up to date visionaries from completely different nations. This yr’s featured occasions embrace performances by Wu-Tang Clan, The Roots, and Herbie Hancock. • June 21 till July 1coastaljazz.ca/


Wu-Tang Clan will carry out at this yr’s TD Vancouver Worldwide Jazz Competition.

24th annual Scandinavian Midsummer Competition
Have a good time Midsummer with Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. There might be cultural shows, together with artisans, occasions for all ages and one of the best of Scandinavian meals. • Scandinavian Group Centre, 6540 Thomas St., Burnaby • June 22 and 23 • $10/grownup, underneath 16/free, scandinavianmidsummerfestival.com

Cultus Lake Day
Kick the break day with Pancake Breakfast by donation at Cultus Lake Hearth Corridor, adopted by a parade, an artisan market, meals distributors, actions and extra, all wrapping up with a fireworks present at 10 p.m. • Cultus Lake Park, 4165 Columbia Valley Hwy., Cultus Lake • June 22, Eight:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. • Free admission, cultuslake.bc.ca

Driediger Farms sixth Annual Strawberry Competition
Whether or not you’re out there for B.C.’s greatest berries, scrumptious artisan meals or a day within the sunshine with your loved ones, that is the occasion for you. Store native manufacturers and eat native meals! • Driediger Farms Market, 23823 72nd Ave., Langley • June 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. • fb.com


Recent native strawberries.

East Facet Pleasure
Have a good time Pleasure on the East Facet! Throw down a picnic blanket and soak up an array of various performances, go to the Group Market with over 30 distributors and neighborhood companions, and seize a chew to eat at a meals truck. • Grandview Park, Business Drive • June 22, midday • Free, vancouverpride.ca

Lynn Valley Day
The day begins with pancake breakfast (Eight:15-9:45 a.m.) adopted by a neighborhood parade and a full day of household enjoyable. Highlights embrace video games, inflatables, Maypole dancing, face painters, reside leisure, meals and a beer backyard. • Lynn Valley Park, 3590 Mountain Hwy., North Van • June 22, 9 a.m.-Four p.m. • Free, lvlions.com

McBurney Plaza Summer time Collection
McBurney Plaza Summer time Collection might be crammed with reside leisure, enjoyable actions and superb give-aways. • June 22, 11 a.m.-Three p.m.: Kick off summer season with reside music by Facet One Band, yard video games and gourmand ice pops. • July 13, 6-10 p.m.: Get pleasure from a night of reside leisure, native craft beer and wine, and scrumptious avenue meals. Get pleasure from entertaining opening acts and an all request Dueling Piano Present. (Dueling Pianos within the Plaza is a 19+, grownup solely occasion). • July 20, 11 a.m.-Three p.m.: Downtown Langley would be the hub for celeb recognizing as we welcome a lineup of proficient Legend impersonators to carry out reside. Get pleasure from popcorn as you watch the present, plus a paparazzi photobooth and face portray. • Aug. 10, 11 a.m.-Three p.m.: Put together to be amazed! A singular and proficient line up of magicians are able to entertain you with reside exhibits and roving magic. Get pleasure from magical balloon twisting, cotton sweet and actions. • McBurney Plaza, 20518 Fraser Hwy., Langley • June 22 till Aug. 10 • Free, downtownlangley.com

Nationwide Indigenous Peoples Day: Langley
The Decrease Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society invitations you to come back out and have a good time their distinctive heritage, various tradition and lots of aboriginal achievements. • Douglas Park, 20550 Douglas Crescent, Langley • June 22, 11 a.m.-Three p.m. • Free, langleycity.ca

Strawberry Competition
Get pleasure from a celebration of summer season days with the West Finish Group. Offered by the West Finish Seniors Community, this occasion will function native distributors, neighborhood organizations, meals, music, actions, free horse carriage rides and one of the best strawberry shortcakes on the town! • Barclay Heritage Sq., 1433 Barclay St. • June 22, 1-Four p.m. • Free, 604-669-5051, wesn.ca

Greek Day on Broadway
Stay a day the Greek means and immerse your self in a world of scrumptious Greek food and drinks, market distributors, leisure, and reside music. • West Broadway from MacDonald to Blenheim • June 23, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. • Free admission, greekday.com/


Greek meals is the fare at Greek Days competition on West Broadway.

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Golden Spike Days Competition
One of many oldest and longest operating household occasions in B.C. this annual occasion options reside leisure, together with headline performances by Massive Sugar, Harlequin and Prism; plus particular occasions; meals and actions for all ages. The occasion commemorates the development of the Canadian Pacific Railway line and its arrival on the authentic Western terminus in Port Moody the place the final spike was pushed. • Rocky Level Park, 2800 Murray St., Port Moody • June 28 till July 1 • Admission by donation, goldenspike.ca/

Vancouver Worldwide Guitar Competition
Be part of guitar builders, gamers, collectors and aficionados for reside music, grasp lessons, particular occasions, and the chance to see, hear and play a number of the world’s best handmade stringed devices. • Creekside Group Centre, 1 Athletes Manner • June 29-30vancouverguitarfestival.com/

Evo Summer time Cinema Collection
Get pleasure from an out of doors screening of your favorite movies on the four-storey inflatable film display. Come early to get pleasure from a lot of enjoyable pre-show actions together with video games, giveaways and prizes, and seize some scrumptious bits at one of many meals vehicles. video games, prizes, and giveaways, in addition to the weekly providing of meals truck fare and basic film treats. This yr’s movie lineup consists of: Wayne’s World, July 2, 9 p.m. | Beetlejuice,July 9, 9 p.m. | Shrek,July 16, 9 p.m. | Sleepless in Seattle,July 23, Eight:30 p.m. | Moulin Rouge, July 30, Eight:30 p.m. | Discovering Nemo, Aug. 6, Eight:30 p.m. | Harry Potter Three, Aug. 13, Eight:30 p.m. | Jurassic Park, Aug. 20, Eight p.m. • Grand Garden at Ceperley Meadows, Second Seaside • Garden seating if free, VIP reserved tickets accessible for a payment, eventbrite.ca

ninth annual Indian Summer time Competition
Bringing domestically and internationally famend artists to venues throughout the town with the provocative theme of Tricksters, Magicians, and Oracles; the 2019 competition lineup options futurists, novelists, stand-up comedians, musicians and storytellers from around the globe. Highlights embrace: July Four: Indian Summer time Competition Opening Social gathering • July 5: Worldwide audio system sequence 5×15 • July 6: Conjuring the Future – a galaxy of potent musical voices from throughout Canada • July 7: Pico Iyer on Life, Love and Mortality. Author, world-traveller and TED sensation Pico Iyer has spent his life answering the nice questions of humankind • July Eight-14: PAUSE Free Programming • July 12:Amjad Ali Khan & Sons with Sharon Isbin: Strings for Peace • July Four-14, indiansummerfest.ca


Amjad Ali Khan and Sons with Sharon Isbin – Strings for Peace.

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The Dancing on the Edge Competition
Canada’s longest operating competition of latest dance is an eagerly anticipated spotlight of the Decrease Mainland’s dance season. This yr’s DOTE presents extraordinary dance productions from Canada, Brazil and Korea, providing excessive calibre, difficult and beautiful dance. The progressive and spell-binding work options World Premieres, North American and Western Canadian debuts, and works-in-progress from a number of the most sought-after up to date choreographers. • July Four-13, dancingontheedge.org/

Vancouver Greek Summerfest
This annual celebration of meals, leisure, and household enjoyable options the well-known barbecued lamb and Loukoumades, in addition to lots of of reside singers and dancers on the Efficiency Stage. • 4641 Boundary Rd., July Four-14 • Free admission, vancouvergreeksummerfest.com/

Burnaby Arts Council: Summer time Arts Competition
An out of doors competition celebrating summer season, this enjoyable and interesting occasion provides thrills, pleasure and tradition! The competition showcases native artists competing in a reside artwork event, a wide range of leisure, artists and artisans and way more. • Out of doors occasion at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby • July 5 and 6 • 604-298-7322, burnabyartscouncil.org

Cinema Beneath the Stars
Begin your weekend off with a Friday evening expertise at Cinema Beneath the Stars! Leigh Sq. will showcase current films on their monumental, 26-foot tall silver display at Solar Valley and Gates parks. Pack a picnic, convey a blanket, spherical up some associates and produce the entire household. • July 5, 9 p.m. at Gates Park: Mary Poppins ReturnsJuly 19, 9 p.m. at Solar Valley Park: The Hidden WorldAug. 2, Eight:45 p.m. at Gates Park: Ralph Breaks the WebAug. 16, Eight:45 p.m. at Solar Valley Park: Avengers: Endgame • Varied venues, Port Coquitlam • July 5 till Aug. 16 • Free, within the occasion of rain, film might be moved to the following accessible Friday. Film topic to vary so test for updates on the town web site or name 604-927-8400 for affirmation., portcoquitlam.ca

Theatre Beneath the Stars: Mamma Mia! and Disney’s Newsies
Theatre Beneath the Stars (TUTS) invitations audiences to a summer season of inspiration with Mamma Mia! and Disney’s Newsies, operating alternate evenings from July 5–August 17. A beloved Vancouver custom since 1940, TUTS’ 2019 season provides two exuberant musicals: one which tells the lighthearted story of a mom and a daughter who embark on a hilarious quest to find the id of the daughter’s true father; the opposite shares the stirring account of a ragged band of newspaper boys in 1899 in New York Metropolis who strike for honest pay and humane working circumstances. • Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park • 604-631-2877, tuts.ca


TUTS is again for an additional season of outside theatre at Stanley Park’s Malkin Bowl.

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Whistler Youngsters’s Competition
Fuelled by creativeness, creativity and giggles, the Whistler Youngsters’s Competition is the resort’s longest-running occasion, now in its 36th yr. • July 5-7, whistlerchildrensfestival.com

10th Carnaval del Sol
The largest Latin competition within the Pacific Northwest, that includes two days of reside music, artwork, dance, sports activities, and poetry in celebration of Latin American Tradition. Carnaval del Sol, recreates the environment of a vibrant metropolis plaza in Latin America. The humanities showcased throughout this occasion embrace reside musical bands, Native Canadian and Latin American visible artwork, conventional people dances from completely different nations, arts and crafts shows, dancing and culinary classes and a Latin American impressed style present. • Harmony Pacific Place, 88 Pacific Boulevard • July 6 and seven • carnavaldelsol.ca


Carnaval del Sol is the biggest Latin competition within the Pacific Northwest.

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Khatsahlano Avenue Social gathering
Ten blocks of fantastic music, retailers, meals and enjoyable, together with performances by Hey Ocean!, The Growth Booms, Harlequin Gold, and lots of others. • West 4th Avenue from Burrard to MacDonald • July 6, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. • Free admission, khatsahlano.com

seventh Annual Summer time Repertory Competition
An uplifting comedy set in a doughnut store, a basic political satire for the age of Trump and a celebration of the ability of storytelling make this yr’s Annual Summer time Repertory Competition from Ensemble Theatre Firm one in all its most thrilling but. Tracy Letts’ Superior Donuts, Garson Kanin’s Born Yesterday, and Michael Healey’s The Drawer Boy and dropped at life by Ensemble’s proficient group of actors, administrators, and designers. • Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery St. • July 10 till Aug. 16 • From $25, Competition Go: $88, ensembletheatrecompany.ca

Harrison Competition of the Arts
From the world stage to native artists there’s one thing for everybody at this annual 10-day competition. Different highlights embrace an Artisan Market, workshops and an artwork exhibit. • Harrison Scorching Springs, July 12-21 • harrisonfestival.com

Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Competition
This outside competition options craft beer and punk rock performances by NOFX, Unhealthy Faith, The Actual McKenzies, Anti-Flag, Chixdiggit, and The Final Gang. • PNE Amphitheatre, July 13 • Passes begin at $69.50, ticketleader.ca


NOFX is likely one of the featured performers at this yr’s Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Competition.

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Wind Competition for the Arts
Paddle, play and soar at this free three-day artwork and music competition celebrating all issues wind and water. From superb workshops to native artists and reside performances, to the largest artisan market we’ve ever seen, that is the biggest free competition in Squamish. • Downtown Squamish, July 18-20 • Free, squamishwindfestival.com

107th annual Aldergrove Honest Days
One in all B.C.’s greatest small-town festivals options world-class enjoyable for the entire household. Highlights embrace musical performances together with headliners Loverboy, a Present ‘n’ Shine Automotive Present, a chili cook-off and way more. • Aldergrove Athletic Park, July 19-21 • Admission by donation, 604-418-9507, aldergrovefair.ca

42nd annual Vancouver Folks Music Competition
Discover an incredible array of artists gathered from around the globe. This yr’s competition consists of performances by Sam Roberts Band, Corb Lund, Charlotte Day Wilson, The Hamiltones, Larkin Poe, Basia Bulat, and lots of others. Different competition highlights embrace an Artisan Market, Folks Bazaar and the Little Of us Village for teenagers underneath 12. • Jericho Seaside Park, July 19-21thefestival.bc.ca/


Catch the Sam Roberts Band on the 42nd annual Vancouver Folks Music Competition.

Surrey Fusion Competition
This two-day competition showcases and celebrates the cultural range of Surrey. The occasion brings collectively cultural and neighborhood teams from around the globe, together with 150+ artists and performers. Stay leisure, meals pavilions and interactive cultural actions will preserve you busy all through the weekend. • Holland Park, 13428 Outdated Yale Rd., Surrey • July 20 and July 21 • Free admission, surreyfusionfestival.ca

Squamish Constellation Competition
This model new competition options three days and nights of music, artwork, meals and enjoyable that includes two levels and greater than 40 acts of a number of genres. Headliners embrace Jessie Reyez, Bahamas and Serena Ryder. • Hendrickson Area, Squamish • July 26-28 • constellationfest.ca/


Serena Ryder headlines the model new Squamish Constellation Competition.

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Mission Folks Music Competition
Staged in one in all B.C.’s loveliest parks overlooking the Fraser River, the Mission Folks Music Competition is famend for its mixture of accessibility and easygoing consolation, affordability and small-town friendliness, and a number of the best people, world, roots and blues music from throughout Canada and around the globe. • Fraser River Heritage Park, Mission • July 26-28 • 604-309-6079, missionfolkmusicfestival.ca

Honda Celebration of Gentle
For 3 action-packed days and mesmerizing nights, the Honda Celebration of Gentle brings folks collectively for a musical fireworks competitors. This yr options competing groups from India (July 27), Canada (July 31), and Croatia (Aug. Three). • English Bay, hondacelebrationoflight.com


India, Canada and Croatia will compete at this yr’s Honda Celebration of Gentle.

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Columbia StrEAT Meals Truck Fest
North America’s largest one-day Meals Truck Competition options meals vehicles, beer gardens, reside music and way more. • Columbia Avenue, downtown New Westminster • July 27, Four-10 p.m. • Free admission, downtownnewwest.ca

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Nation Fest
Get pleasure from 4H livestock exhibits, horse exhibits, residence arts and gardening competitions, and yard farming demonstrations. The each day leisure consists of reside music, multicultural/neighborhood acts, roving entertainers and way more. • Albion Fairgrounds, 23448 Jim Robson Manner, Maple Ridge • July 27 and July 28 • Free admission, mrpmcountryfest.com

Punch Bowl: Competition of Cocktails
Be part of greater than 50 distributors sampling their best summer season spirits, beer and cider cocktail creations, plus reside music and a barbecue. • PNE Fairgrounds • July 27, noon-Three:30 p.m. or 5-Eight:30 p.m. • punchbowlfest.com/

Richmond Maritime Competition
Landlubbers and sea-goers of all ages will get pleasure from actions that delight every body. Uncover native lore, go to lovely picket boats, create artistic endeavors, convey your picnic blanket and benefit from the tasty treats. Absorb music, painters, potters, stilt performers, puppets, story tellers and way more! • Britannia Shipyards Nationwide Historic Website, 5180 Westwater Dr., Steveston • July 27 and July 28 • Free admission, richmondmaritimefestival.ca/

Caribbean Days
Prepare to absorb some tropical rhythm, tradition and meals at one of many largest cultural occasions in B.C. Kick off the day on the Multicultural Avenue Parade, adopted by a day of reside leisure, a global meals honest, a craft market and a household zone with face portray and different actions. • Waterfront Park, North Van • July 27 and July 28 • caribbeandays.ca


Samba Dancers dance to the beat of Caribbean music on Esplanade Ave of North Vancouver.

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South Surrey Competition
A enjoyable, household pleasant occasion that gives secure, inventive and inclusive actions for the entire neighborhood. Be part of us for a wide range of actions and points of interest like stage leisure, face portray, crafts and video games, artisans and distributors, meals vehicles and extra. • South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre, 14601 20th Ave., Surrey • July 27, 11 a.m.-Three p.m. • Free, 604-592-6970, surrey.ca

Vancouver Bach Competition
The Vancouver Bach Competition is likely one of the largest festivals of its kind in North America, that includes an outstanding sequence of concert events with visitor artists from everywhere in the world. Live shows are held downtown at Christ Church Cathedral and on the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on the UBC campus. • July 30 till Aug. 9earlymusic.bc.ca

62nd annual Squamish Days Loggers Sports activities Competition
5 days stuffed with enjoyable, pleasure, motion, and leisure for the entire household. There’s music, youngsters’s actions, a kettle boil, a parade, wacky mattress races, chainsaw chair carving, an 8km run, pancake breakfast, two world class Loggers Sports activities Exhibits, and a lot extra. • Al McIntosh Loggers Sports activities Grounds, 39555 Loggers Lane, Squamish • Aug. 1-5 • squamishdays.ca

Chilliwack Sunflower Competition
Options greater than three acres planted within the large Mammoth sunflower that may attain heights of 12 toes and taller. There may also be 1.5 acres planted in a minimize flower orange selection which is able to attain heights between 5 and 6 toes. The fields are accomplished with an acre of present backyard that includes 15 completely different varieties of various heights, colors and bloom sizes for company to get pleasure from. • 41310 Yale Rd., Chilliwack • Aug. 1 • chilliwacksunflowerfest.com

Rockin’ River Music Fest
A powerful lineup of distinguished nation music alumni that includes Jason Aldean, Outdated Dominion, Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris, Kane Brown and Brett Kissel. Over 30 acts performing throughout a number of levels in addition to an expanded Social gathering Zone, elevated riverside and XL campsites, free-flow occasion patios, and extra onsite facilities together with meals choices, bars, and loos. A brand new Leisure District might be situated within the Chattahoochee campground that includes added music, breakfast choices, and late-night leisure. • Merritt Competition Present Website, Neilson Avenue, Merritt • Aug. 1-Four • Four-day go: $275-$425; 1-day go: $60-$200 at rockinriverfest.com/tickets, rockinriverfest.com

Vancouver Mural Competition
Town’s largest annual free public artwork celebration brings artists and murals to Mount Nice and Strathcona, in addition to per week of occasions together with the Strathcona Avenue Social gathering. • Aug. 1-10 • Free, vanmuralfest.ca


A person walks previous a mural within the alley between Quebec and Ontario on the Vancouver Mural Competition.

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Wanderlust
This competition brings collectively a outstanding group of yoga and meditation instructors, musical performers, audio system, artists and cooks for a transformational retreat. Select your individual journey with multi-level yoga and meditation periods, mouth-watering natural meals, heart-pumping music, inspiring lectures and workshops, and boundary-pushing outside actions. Discover your true north. • Whistler • Aug. 1-Four • wanderlust.com

29th annual Concord Arts Competition
The District of West Vancouver celebrates summer season with free concert events, signature culinary occasions, film nights, youngsters’s programming, artwork markets, an Indigenous Showcase and extra. This annual competition options 10 days of occasions and actions designed to showcase arts and tradition and have a good time summer season on the North Shore. An intensive array of programming consists of greater than 50 free reside musical performances and concert events on two levels, artwork markets, al fresco culinary experiences on the waterfront, artwork demonstrations, talks, and reveals, outside cinema nights within the park, enjoyable actions and interactive artwork experiences for teenagers. • West Vancouver’s waterfront, between 14th Avenue and 16th Avenue on Argyle Avenue, West Van • Aug. 2-11 • Free admission, harmonyarts.ca/

Abbotsford Agrifair
The 109th annual Abbotsford Agrifair is about to return for an additional weekend of summertime enjoyable within the nation. Returning this yr would be the widespread halfway rides, the Demolition Derby, the Laughing Logger Present, Four-H exhibits, the Nation Horse Basic, the International FMX Motorcross Present, Cannon High Gun Logger Competitors, the pig and duck races, nightly concert events and roving entertainers. New occasions embrace a Pirate Ship Present, a Tank car-crush occasion, a Tractor/Truck Pull Present, Yuletide Children and a lot extra! • Abbotsford Exhibition Park, 32470 Haida Dr., Abbotsford • Aug. 2-Four • agrifair.ca

Tsawwasen Solar Competition
A 3-day celebration of enjoyable within the solar, jam filled with particular occasions, video games, pleasant competitions and lots of different points of interest. There’s vintage looking and skateboarding on the South Delta Recreation Centre and BINGO at KinVillage, whereas the majority of the occasions happen at Winskill Park. The pleasure of the occasion is the annual Rotary Parade which heads down 56th Avenue from 16th Avenue to Winskill Park. • Tsawwassen • Aug. 2-5 • sunfestival.ca

19th annual Caribbean Competition
There isn’t any scarcity of reggae, ska, Soca and Cuban Salsa performances at this annual competition celebrating Caribbean tradition. Get pleasure from two massive levels providing steady music, all kinds of meals distributors providing genuine Caribbean meals, avenue distributors and a big Child Zone. • Albion Fairgrounds, Maple Ridge • Aug. Three and Four • 604-467-5535, caribbeanfest.ca

43rd annual Powell Avenue Competition
The most important Japanese Canadian competition within the nation returns for its 43rd yr. This yr’s lineup of performers consists of all kinds of native and worldwide expertise. Get pleasure from stage performances, music, visible artwork reveals, literary occasions, interactive installations, youngsters’s actions, a craft market, martial arts demonstrations, newbie sumo event, historic strolling excursions, tea ceremonies, ikebana and bonsai demonstrations, and scrumptious Japanese delicacies. • Oppenheimer Park and surrounding areas, 400 block of Powell St. • Aug. Three and Four • Free, powellstreetfestival.com


The Powell Avenue Competition takes place August Three and Four.

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Brigade Days
Discover the encampment of re-enactors showcasing the Hudson’s Bay Firm period as they swap tales, play music, and exhibit conventional abilities. Don’t miss the Arrival of the Fur Brigades canoe re-enactment on the river at 1 p.m. on Monday. • Fort Langley Nationwide Historic Website, 23433 Mavis Ave., Fort Langley • Aug. Three-5 • Common admission applies, 604-513-4777, laptop.gc.ca

Pleasure Parade & Competition
The three-hour parade route options roughly 150 entries providing continuous leisure. Get pleasure from floats, marching teams, dancers, neighborhood teams and performances. Instantly following the parade is the Sundown Seaside Competition – a jubilant occasion that includes reside music, beer gardens, vendor cubicles and extra. • Begins at Robson & Thurlow, continues by way of the West Finish, ending on the Sundown Seaside Competition website • Aug. Four, begins at midday • Free, vancouverpride.ca


Scenes from the 2018 Pleasure Parade in Vancouver.

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Anirevo: Summer time 2019
Have a good time anime and Japanese popular culture within the coronary heart of downtown. Be part of us this summer season as we convey you much more superb surprises and boatloads of reminiscences! Highlights embrace cosplay, voice actors, panels and the Exhibitor’s Corridor. • Vancouver Conference Centre • Aug. 9-11 • summer season.animerevolution.ca

The 147th Annual Chilliwack Honest
This honest is the cornerstone of the summer season occasion schedule in Chilliwack, the place yow will discover household leisure and pleasant competitors. The Honest’s widespread enchantment makes for a very neighborhood occasion, with points of interest starting from the group favorite BCRA Rodeo, the Laughing Logger exhibits, reside music, pig racing and bouncy rides, to artist and cooking demonstrations, residence and backyard shows and a market. • Heritage Park Chilliwack, 44140 Luckakuck Manner, Aug. 9-11 • chilliwackfair.com

Abbotsford Worldwide Airshow
Canada’s Nationwide Airshow options all types of classic planes and navy plane, static shows and plenty of performers together with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. • Abbotsford Worldwide Airport, Aug. 9-11 • abbotsfordairshow.com


Put up media reporter Larry Pynn takes flight with the US Navy’s Blue Angles, previous to the 2018 Abbotsford worldwide Air Present.

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Burnaby Blues + Roots Competition 2019
Formally celebrating its 20th anniversary this family-friendly occasion returns to Deer Lake Park with performances by Feist, Lord Huron, Dan Mangan, The Battle and Treaty, William Prince, and Southern Avenue. • Competition Garden at Deer Lake Park • Aug. 10, 1 p.m. • $60/$70, ticketmaster.ca, livenation.com

Clover Valley Beer Competition
40+ breweries, 80+ brews, reside music, meals vehicles and a kick-ass time! Partial proceeds go in the direction of Twins Most cancers Fundraising. • Invoice Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, 17728 64th Ave., Surrey • Aug. 10gibbonswhistler.com

Kaleidoscope Arts Competition
With a lot to discover and site-wide beverage licensing, the Kaleidoscope Arts Competition will feel and appear like an city avenue competition. Consists of performances by indie artists Present Swell, Royal Canoe and Terra Lightfoot. Strive your hand on the arts, browse handcrafted wares within the artisan market, watch performing artists Blink Acro, Disco Funeral, Hip Hop Hoop, and visible artists Richard Tetrault and Sandeep Johal. ​Get pleasure from scrumptious meals truck fare and sip craft beer and spirits. Music will fill the positioning, with DJ Emilita getting the competition vibe going at 2 p.m. and reside live performance performances hitting the TD Group Plaza stage beginning at Four:30 p.m. • City Centre Park, Coquitlam • Aug. 10, 2-9 p.m. • coquitlam.ca

RibFest Langley
For 3 scorching days and nights, Langley will host the summer season occasion of the yr! Be part of us at McLeod Park for reside music, chilly drinks, and scrumptious Southern-style barbecue ribs, pork, beef and rooster, plus contemporary native corn and a full providing of leisure. • McLeod Athletic Park, 56th Ave and 216th St., Langley • Aug. 16-18 • Free admission, ribfestlangley.com

Rock Ambleside
This yr’s basic rock competition will function performances by Tom Cochrane with Pink Rider, Honeymoon Suite, Quiet Riot, Blue Oyster Cult, Pat Travers, The Romantics, The Headpins, Streetheart, SAGA, Sass Jordan and David Wilcox. • Ambleside Park, West Van • Aug. 16-18 • rockamblesidepark.com

The Honest on the PNE
One in all B.C.’s most beloved summer season occasions and an annual custom for hundreds of households throughout the province. Showcasing a various leisure line-up, internationally acclaimed musical performances, and rides and points of interest, this yr’s Honest delivers one other thrilling line-up of latest reveals and top-tier leisure. Spotlight’s of this yr’s Honest embrace Reveen: The Superconscious Expertise, Knights of Valour, The SuperDogs and a brand new line-up for the Summer time Evening Live shows. • Renfrew and Hastings St. • Aug. 17 till Sept. 2, open 11 a.m. until late • pne.ca/honest/


The SuperDogs are one of many many featured highlights at this yr’s Honest on the PNE.

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Richmond Garlic Fest
Highlights embrace contemporary native garlic, garlicky delights from native eating places, an expanded Farmers Market, reside chicken of prey flying demos, a Child’s Zone with tons of farm & nature-themed actions, reside music, farm excursions, workshops and extra. • Terra Nova Rural Park (The Sharing Farm), 2771 Westminster Freeway, Richmond • Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-Three p.m. • By donation, 604-227-6210, richmondgarlicfest.com

Steveston Dragon Boat Competition
Steveston comes alive for one in all B.C.’s largest dragon boat races and one in all Richmond’s hottest neighborhood festivals. Get pleasure from dragon boat races, reside music, vibrant visible arts, leisure, youngsters’s actions, and culinary choices, whereas kicking again and having fun with a calming summer season’s day by the water. • Britannia Heritage Shipyard to Imperial Touchdown in Steveston Village, Richmond • Aug. 24 • Free, stevestondragonboatfestival.ca

Deep Cove Daze
This local people arts competition options leisure on the waterfront, mainstage leisure, a enjoyable play zone for teenagers, a meals court docket, a beer backyard, an artisan/vendor alley, a sponsor space, and varied occasions equivalent to a children parade, pie-eating contest, and a cardboard kayak contest. • Panorama Park, Deep Cove, North Van • Aug. 25-26 • Free, musart.ca/deep-cove-daze

Richmond World Competition
Options greater than 90 artists on 9 levels together with headliners Ok-pop star Verbal Jint, Tokyo Police Membership and Dragonette. Different highlights embrace Your Kontinent Digital Carnival, greater than 50 meals vehicles within the FEASTival of Flavour, a culinary stage and International Village, an artisan market place, the Bamboo Theatre and way more. • Minoru Park, Richmond • Aug. 30 and Aug. 31 • Free, richmondworldfestival.com

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